You’re sure to smile, too, when you read these awesome masturbation benefits.

Choking the chicken. Playing tug of war with the cyclops. Making stomach pancakes. Stroking the one-eyed snake. Revving the engine.

Well, I’m pretty sure that you have an idea of what I am referring to here.

While masturbation is a normal thing to – pardon the pun – “pull off,” unless you’re breaking any laws while you’re at it, this solo sex maneuver has earned a really bad reputation since time immemorial as one of the most taboo activities that a man can ever do.

However, scientific discoveries over the years have proved that self-stimulation may not be just about pleasuring yourself, but also about keeping erectile tissues in tiptop shape and a bevy of other health benefits.

Here are four of the best reasons why you should start having masturbation on your regular schedule as soon as you can…

You’ll steer clear from prostate issues.

Over the years, the free radicals and toxins in the male reproductive system can lead to the development of cancer if not taken care of properly. Masturbation is perhaps the most natural and pleasurable way you can go for to get the job done.

Based on a study in Melbourne, men who ejaculated 6 to 7 times a week through masturbation kept their urogenital tract free from cancer-causing toxins and free radicals.

You’re going to avoid depression.

Based on a study of the brain activities of men who had masturbation on their regular schedule in Spain, scientists learned that it improved the release of mood-enhancing natural chemicals, namely dopamine and serotonin.

Apart from instantly making a man happier, these natural chemicals also deal with hormonal imbalances in the brain that can lead to extreme sadness and depression. Amazingly, masturbating just once already releases a full day’s worth of serotonin and dopamine in the body.

Your erections are going to get and stay harder.

The penis is lined with erectile tissues that get firm when they’re supplied with a sufficient amount of blood. Although they’re naturally built to stay as elastic and functional for years and years, not giving them enough “exercise” can make them rather rigid, which basically means weaker erections.

According to an Australian study in 2004, men who masturbated regularly kept their erectile tissues strong and healthy. Besides making it extremely easy for them to get rock hard on demand, they also don’t have a problem sustaining a stable erection for a very long time.

Your mood is going to be great.

During the act of masturbation, the brain releases hormones called endorphins. Aside from basically uplifting your mood, endorphins also help relieve stress, reduce pain and even improve your sleeping cycle. (And too much stress means that the power of your erections are going to fizzle out sooner or later.)

What makes the whole thing even more interesting is the body doesn’t seem to become immune to the effects of endorphins. You’ll still experience the same positive effects when they’re released each and every time.

You’re sure to have dark chocolate in your regular diet from now on…

If you’re anything like most men, you probably don’t have dark chocolate on your regular diet as much as bacon and pizza. It’s rather bitter and flavorless if you ask me.

I used to steer clear of this treat myself…until I came across some very interesting journals while dropping by the local library the other day.

But the thing is you’re definitely missing out on a lot when it comes to sex if you’re not munching on this bittersweet treat from time to time.

(A disclaimer here, though. Now while dark chocolate may be quite beneficial to you, eating it moderately is also a good thing to keep in mind.)

Let me explain what I mean…

Awesome Benefit #1: Your good cholesterol levels spike.

Now while this may sound surprising, not all cholesterol is bad. There is also good cholesterol, which is present in dark chocolate. Apart from helping keep your overall health up to par, good cholesterol also staves off the accumulation of plaque along the blood vessels that can disrupt blood flow, which can affect your ability to get rock hard on demand.

Awesome Benefit #2: Your libido gets a boost.

When it comes to boosting your sex drive, having a bite or two of dark chocolate is perhaps one of the smartest decisions you will go for because it contains phenylethylamine. And if you’re not very familiar about this natural chemical, phenylethylamine is a stimulant that helps elevate libido when consumed in a regular basis.

Phenylethylamine basically works by increasing the production of dopamine in the body, a hormone that plays a key role in sexual arousal and intensifying the pleasurable sensations experienced during lovemaking.

Awesome Benefit #3: Your circulation is optimized.

Achieving a stable erection during sexual arousal is all about having a sufficient amount of blood directed to the erectile tissues in the penis. A man is either going to have a weak erection or none at all if these tissues do not get the right amount of blood they need.

Dark chocolate contains a lot of L-arginine, a type of amino acid, that helps perk up the blood vessels and improve their overall function. It is also a natural component that helps prevent hypertension.

If not dealt with properly, hypertension won’t just lead to unexpected bouts of erectile dysfunction, but also serious health problems like stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attack in the long run.

Awesome Benefit #4: You’ll become a better lover.

There are fairly high amounts of theobromine, an energy-boosting compound, found in dark chocolate. Apart from intensifying the release of hormones that make you feel excited and energized, theobromine also helps improve the overall function of the central nervous system.

Theobromine is also found in other sources, such as kola nuts as well as all types of teas. It is also an ingredient in some energy drinks.

And just so you don’t forget…

While dark chocolate may be quite beneficial to you, eating it moderately is also a good thing to keep in mind.

You won’t believe how beneficial regular exercise is to your manhood.

If you’re anything like most men, giving your lover an awesome time when things get hot and heavy between the sheets is definitely the biggest priority in your sexual checklist.

However, there is a big chance you won’t do just that if you’re not exercising regularly.

Now while this may sound surprising, not having exercise in your regular schedule can easily make your sexual performance dip down.

So if you’re looking to wow your lover always when you two get frisky, here are a few reasons that will make your sex sessions really better if you make it a habit to sweat it out at least 15 minutes every day…

Your overall circulation will definitely improve.

Blood is one of the major players when lovemaking is concerned. Apart from being one of the factors that can give you a stable erection, it also intensifies the pleasurable sensations that you experience when your erogenous zones are stimulated.

So just imagine what will happen if your circulation isn’t up to par. It’s either you’ll end up getting really tired before you get your A-game going or you won’t get a strong erection while at it.

There’s no need to reach for pills and other artificial stuff that promise to do just that though. You only need to start a regular exercise regimen. Simply making it a habit to sweat it out improves your blood circulation sooner than you think.

Your energy levels are sure to become better.

At its simplest, you are basically improving your system’s ability to store energy when you go for a jog or take your bike out for a spin in a frequent basis. This is mainly because you’re strengthening vital organs like the heart and lungs that play key roles when it comes to keeping you going in the bedroom.

When these vital organs aren’t kept in shape, chances are you’re going to feel quite exhausted before you’ve really started when you and your lover get in action between the sheets. The healthier these vital organs are…well, you can expect you won’t be feeling tired anytime soon when you should be fired up.

Your body’s production of feel-good hormones will perk up.

Feel-good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin are essential when enjoying sex is concerned. Besides making it possible to get you hard and keep you that way, they also turn the sensitivity levels of your skin through the roof when you are sexually aroused.

And one way to boost your body’s ability to let loose mood-altering hormones when you and your lover want to get in action? Exercise. How about integrating it in your schedule and surprise your partner the next time things get steamy in the bedroom?

Steer clear from the friend zone with these tips!

If you’re anything like most guys, it’s either you experienced getting stuck in the friend zone or very much afraid of being so. But the thing is there are simple pointers you need to keep in mind to avoid getting trapped in it.

Let me explain what I mean…

Getting stuck in the friendzone is definitely one of the most awkward experiences that you’ll ever go through.

However, unlike what most men tend to mistakenly believe, falling in the friendzone trap doesn’t just happen.

It is actually the result of the choices that you made as well as the decisions that you went for as you’re building a relationship with a woman.

And what’s really interesting is there are key reasons why a lot of men tend to get themselves stuck in the friendzone. Make sure follow along to find out what these are…

You don’t tell her you have romantic intentions for her.

Letting a woman know that you’re looking to have a romantic relationship with her is a priority if you want to do just that.

Come to think of it. How does she know that you want to be closer with her in a more romantic way if you don’t tell her in the first place? Tell her straight up if you’re looking to avoid the friend zone!

You can tell her this using a simple text message, a card with flowers or some other nice gesture that you usually do. You can even tell her while you’re doing something that you two like.

Just keep in mind to do it sweet and simple. Complicating things will only result to the opposite.

You spoil her. A lot.

Say a woman you like sends you a text message at 2 in the morning asking for a ride to some place or a bite of her favorite pizza, what would you do?

Now while doing this once or twice is perfectly fine, you’re definitely on your way to being friendzoned if you make it a habit.

You’re just unconsciously telling her that you’re a chump when you do this. And women don’t like chumps.

You make her feel that you’re the nicest guy in the universe.

Now while I am not saying that being nice is an attribute that you should check off your checklist when it comes to building a romantic relationship with a woman, being too nice is just going to be a disaster sooner or later.

Aside from making a woman feel that she can easily manipulate you (just imagine how that will turn out), she will also get the notion that you’re not that exciting to be her love interest.

Make it a point to turn down the nice factor down a notch and you’re good to go. Be the boy next door, but not the doormat.